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Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Oregon Rieslings 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Stinky with sulfur on the nose but once that blows off theres a bit of an earthy and slightly nutty tone to the green plum and very floral aromas. a touch sweet on entry, the acid quickly takes control here adding snap and focus to the palate which shows off slightly honeyed and earthy flavors of peach pie and quince jelly which really becomes obvious on the moderately long and very mineral finish. A bit atypical and perhaps challenging for some but vibrant and very long indeed. 89pts

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Winery: Chehalem
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Chehalem:
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions o... Read more
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions of Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc— everything grown sustainably on our three estate vineyards: Ridgecrest, Stoller and Corral Creek.  The climate and our winemaking style reveal wines that emphasize balance, elegance and texture rather than power and size. This openness allows the vintage and three terroirs on which we sustainably farm in the Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and Chehalem Mountains to express themselves, not with words but with wines of startling distinction. Mature vineyards, mature winemaking, consistently great wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Oregon Rieslings

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
10/21/2013

Stinky with sulfur on the nose but once that blows off theres a bit of an earthy and slightly nutty tone to the green plum and very floral aromas. a touch sweet on entry, the acid quickly takes control here adding snap and focus to the palate which shows off slightly honeyed and earthy flavors of peach pie and quince jelly which really becomes obvious on the moderately long and very mineral finish. A bit atypical and perhaps challenging for some but vibrant and very long indeed. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
10/21/2013

Four and a half glasses



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